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buddleia-blue-chip

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 16:34

I would lift some soil and inspect the roots of your plant. If you find soft white bodied grubs with brown heads, then you have vine weevil. If not? check the state of the roots to see if overwatering is the problem. Let us know what this search reveals if anything and then we'll see what to advise next...

hedgehogs

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 22:56

Just had my RHS wild in the garden August email through saying it was a good time to start feeding hedgehogs as the young ones are about. Haven't seen a hedgehog in our garden for 16 years but as my son had built a house for them out of old wood so I thought I would give it a go. In Tescos (of all places)by chance I saw a bag of hedgehog food and on a whim purchased it......and would you Adam and Eve it saw my first hedgehog this evening!!! Talk about coincidence. We immediately opened the food and put it near the base of the hedge where we had seen him/her. Bold as brass the hedgehog came out and started eating. We are absolutely thrilled and it looks as though hedgehog food is going on my shopping list   

tree-id

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:38

It looks like a sumach tree.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:33

Haven't had any email notifications for ages.

palm-tree

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:31

Gotta be careful with people giving you things from abroad...could have been arrested for carrying weed 

weed-infestation-on-lawn

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:20

Briffster, if you could post a photo of the weed it would help to id it and therefore relevant advice could be given.

DJJ2 - look around you for the "mother" tree. It could be a garden or two away. The poplar tree two gardens away from me throws up suckers in my flower beds, lawn and even in my greenhouse every year!!

identify-this-please

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:12

Take out any growth which is coming out from the wall and don't be scared to cut back  to keep it within its boundaries as it will put on a lot of growth. Now, is a good time to prune. I never shredded this but put it straight in to the recycling bin. I loved my shrub but never looked forward to the little hairs. They look so innocent and at first you may not even see them but believe me they are there! I'm scratching just thinking about those hairs!

cat-problems-

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:32

I have an area under my conifer where nothing will grow so it is dry, loose and easy to dig in from all the leaves falling off said conifer. My cat goes nowhere else. I, initially, sprinkled some cat litter on the area when we first rescued her and she quickly caught on. She does go into many neighbours' gardens but for adventure only.

We haven't had any mice in the house since we got her either  

identify-this-please

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 15:21

When pruning get well covered and gloved - the small hairs on the stems get everywhere and make you itchy.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:24

A few more....

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29212.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29213.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 I think its an Essex skipper

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29214.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 a red damsel fly

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